Updated: Jul 24
A Keynote Speaker is Humorless.
There is only one reason a professional speaker doesn't use humor masterfully in their talks. They haven't figured out how.
"When you laugh with someone, you both feel you’re on the same side. It’s a fantastic tool for building a connection. Indeed, for many great speakers humor has become
Chris Anderson, TED, CEO
Did you say the person in charge of the most coveted speaking platform on Earth believes "for building a connection" that
"Humor is a Super-Weapon."
And the CEO of TED is not alone.
Most top speakers are equally effusive about humor.
"Nothing positions people for persuasion
as well as a sense of humor."
"Nothing builds rapport faster than humor."
"Never forget that humor’s ability to poison a presentation is exceeded only by its capacity to lift it to another level."
And something else is improved by using humor well.